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Design-Build Construction

Design-build construction is a system that teams the owner with Tarheel Building Systems to perform every aspect of the specified project; including; conception, design, engineering, and construction.

The process begins with a thorough investigation of specific identifiable needs, desires and requirements. The initial discoveries will be rapidly utilized to design an initial “conceptual project”. The “conceptual project” will be dissected by the owner and the experienced staff at Tarheel to insure the needs, desires and requirements originally identified are capsulated, as well as, providing an additional opportunity for further input and owner led refinement.

Cost strategies and potential savings are defined and considered throughout the design process. Projects previously constructed by Tarheel offer a great reference for historical data including; project costs, construction schedules and opportunities to make improvements based on systems and methods already proven in the field.

Tarheel’s relationship with subcontractors is of vital importance at this stage of design. Each subcontractor, used by the corporation, is a proven expert in their specific field of construction. Electrical, heating and air conditioning, and plumbing subcontractors offer job specific proposals and itemized summaries detailing specifics of the project, including additional improvements from the subcontractor’s perception.

Final contract drawings, cost estimate and specifications founded on 20 years of design­build experience emerge. Construction should soon begin on a well-planned and designed project and the owner will benefit rrom the seamless transition to the construction process with Tarheel’s personnel still on board.

Benefits of design build construction are numerous. Intimate owner involvement is generated from a project’s initial conception. Continuous repeat relations with subcontractors and suppliers insure the fairest price available. The cost savings realized though the in-house design team is typically three to seven percent of the project’s total cost when compared to a design – bid – build project. The professionals at Tarheel Building Systems, utilizing the design-build method of construction, offer a simplified, “one stop shop,” encompassing every aspect of fulfilling the client’s mission.